Explosion

Rescue workers stand in front of a damaged building near the site of last week's explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, August 17, 2015. Many operations have resumed at China's Tianjin port, trade sources said, after explosions last week that killed more than 100 people and disrupted business at what is an important oil, gas and bulk import harbor for Asia's biggest economy. The explosions on August 12 led to the disruption of all chemical and oil tanker discharges at the port, and imports of iron ore were also affected

Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Rescue workers stand in front of a damaged building near the site of last week’s explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, on Monday

An injured man evacuated from the residential area near the explosion site looks towards pluming smoke in Binhai new district in Tianjin, China August 13, 2015. The death toll from two huge explosions that tore through an industrial area in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin more than doubled to 44, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Damir Sagolj/Reuters

An injured man evacuated from the residential area near the explosion site looks towards pluming smoke in Binhai new district in Tianjin, China. The death toll from two huge explosions that tore through an industrial area in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin more than doubled to 44, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday. 

A villager from Yirca collects coal on Monday outside the Soma mine in Manisa. People gathered for the anniversary of the death of 301 workers after an explosion on May 13, 2014.

Bulent Kilic/AFP

A villager from Yirca collects coal on Monday outside the Soma mine in Manisa. People gathered for the anniversary of the death of 301 workers after an explosion a year ago

Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at a petrochemical plant in Zhangzhou, Fujian province April 7, 2015. At least six people were injured after an explosion hit part of an oil storage facility on Monday at Dragon Aromatics, an independent petrochemical producer in eastern China, Xinhua reported. The blast happened around 7 p.m. (1100 GMT) at a pumping station for a condensate storage at the plant in Zhangzhou in Fujian province that produces paraxylene, or PX, a chemical used in making polyester fibre and plastics, state media said. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures. REUTERS NEWS PICTURES.

Reuters

At least six people were injured after an explosion hit part of an oil storage facility on Monday at Dragon Aromatics in eastern China 

Soldiers watch as people move oil barrels away from the site of an explosion at a petrol station and storage facility near the Bakara open-air market in Mogadishu...Soldiers watch as people move oil barrels away from the site of an explosion at a petrol station and storage facility near the Bakara open-air market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, February 23, 2015.

Ismail Taxta/Reuters

Soldiers watch as oil barrels are moved from the site of an explosion on Monday at a petrol station and storage facility near the Bakara open-air market in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

Bus stop grenade kills nine civilians in eastern Ukraine ...epa04575271 Local people inspect the place of the explosion near of a bus stop in downtown of Donetsk, Ukraine, 22 January 2015. At least nine people were killed and nine injured early 22 January when a grenade exploded at a bus stop in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, pro-Russian separatists said.  EPA/ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO

Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

Local people inspect the site of an explosion near a bus stop in downtown Donetsk, Ukraine. At least nine people were killed and nine injured early on Thursday, pro-Russian separatists said. 

A large explosion allegedly hitting a Syrian army military outpost in the southern part of the city of Maarat al-Numan in the Idlib province. The explosion was reportedly caused by rebel fighters belonging to Ahrar al-Sham brigade of the Islamic Front coalition who dug a tunnel underneath the outpost and loaded it with explosives.

Ghaith Omran/AFP/Getty Images

A large explosion allegedly hitting a Syrian army military outpost in the southern part of the city of Maarat al-Numan in the Idlib province. The explosion was reportedly caused by rebel fighters belonging to Ahrar al-Sham brigade of the Islamic Front coalition who dug a tunnel underneath the outpost and loaded it with explosives.

Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, August 1, 2014. The explosion caused by a gas leak in Taiwan's second city killed 22 people, injured 270 and sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air, a government agency said.

Toby Chang/Reuters

Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, on Friday. The explosion, caused by a gas leak, killed 22 people, injured 270 and sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air

Heavy smoke pours from the debris as the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) responds to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 11 injured.

Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Heavy smoke pours from the debris as the New York fire department responds to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Avenue in the Harlem area of Manhattan in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 11 injured

Thai riot police officers assist a colleague during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok...Thai riot police officers assist a colleague after an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. A Thai police officer was killed and dozens of police and anti-government protesters were wounded in gun battles and clashes in Bangkok on Tuesday, officials and witnesses said. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

Riot police assist a colleague after an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok. A police officer was killed and dozens of police and anti-government protesters were wounded in gun battles and clashes in Bangkok, officials and witnesses said. 

A woman covers her mouth as smoke rises from a street damaged by an explosion of a Sinopec Corp oil pipeline in Qingdao, Shandong province November 22, 2013. An explosion in a Sinopec Corp oil pipeline killed 35 people in Qingdao in eastern China on Friday, causing a blaze that took several hours to bring under control and halting operations at a major oil port, media and ship brokers said.

China Daily/Reuters

A woman covers her mouth against the smoke in a street damaged by an explosion at a Sinopec oil pipeline in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. The explosion killed 35 people and caused a blaze that took several hours to bring under control, halting operations at a major oil port.

Soldiers, policemen and medical personnel gather at the site of explosions near the Iranian embassy in Beirut

Hasan Shaaban/Reuters

Soldiers, policemen and medical personnel gather at the site of explosions near the Iranian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed at least 20 people and injured more than 95 on Tuesday. 

People escape from the direction of a huge fire-ball after an accidental explosion at a petrol storage facility within the former U.S. residential housing in Mogadishu...People escape from the direction of a huge fire-ball after an accidental explosion at a petrol storage facility within the former United States residential housing in capital Mogadishu September 3, 2013. REUTERS/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY)

Feisal Omar/Reuters

People escape from a huge fireball after an accidental explosion at a petrol storage facility at former US residential housing in Mogadishu, the Somalia capital 

People run to help outside one of two mosques hit by explosions in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli, August 23, 2013. At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in two explosions outside mosques in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli on Friday, security sources and witnesses said.

Omar Ibrahim/Reuters

People run to help outside one of two mosques hit by explosions in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli. At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in two explosions outside mosques in Lebanon‘s northern city of Tripoli on Friday, security sources and witnesses said

People shout for help at the site of an explosion in Beirut's southern suburbs...People shout for help at the site of an explosion in Beirut's southern suburbs, August 15, 2013. Rescue workers in the southern Beirut district hit by an explosion on Thursday have found nine bodies, a witness at the scene said. The powerful blast engulfed several cars in flames and also trapped people in a nearby building.  REUTERS/ Mahmoud Kheir (LEBANON - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

Mahmoud Kheir/Reuters

People shout for help at the site of an explosion in Beirut’s southern suburbs. Rescue workers in the southern Beirut district hit by an explosion on Thursday have found nine bodies, a witness at the scene said. The powerful blast engulfed several cars in flames and also trapped people in a nearby building 

Novice Buddhist monks offer prayers for peace at the Tergar Monastery, the site of an explosion, in Bodh Gaya, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of Patna, the capital of the eastern Indian state of Bihar, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. One man has been detained and sketches of two others have been prepared as investigators searched for clues Monday into a series of blasts at some of Buddhism's holiest sites in Bodhgaya.

Manish Bhandari/AP

Novice Buddhist monks offer prayers for peace at the Tergar Monastery, the site of an explosion, in Bodh Gaya, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of Patna, the capital of Bihar, in the east of India, on Tuesday. One man has been detained and sketches of two others have been prepared as investigators searched for clues into a series of blasts at some of Buddhism’s holiest sites in Bodh Gaya.

A firefighter is helped as he extinguishes fire at the site of an explosion in Beirut's southern suburb neighbourhood of Bir al-Abed on July 9, 2013.  A car bomb rocked Beirut's southern suburbs, stronghold of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement,  wounding 15 people, television reports and a military source said.

AFP

A firefighter is helped as he extinguishes a fire at the site of an explosion in Beirut’s southern suburb of Bir al-Abed on Tuesday. A car bomb rocked the suburbs, a stronghold of Lebanon’s Shia Hizbollah movement, wounding 15 people, television reports and a military source said.

The remains of the runaway fuel train that exploded in a deadly ball of flames in the center of  Lac Megantic, Quebec.

Mathieu Belanger/Reuters

The remains of the runaway fuel train that exploded in a deadly ball of flames in the center of Lac Megantic, Quebec in Canada.

Burned cars are pictured in a highway in Ecatepec near Mexico city, on May 7, 2013. A gas tanker exploded in a Mexico City suburb on Tuesday, killing at least 18 people and damaging several homes and cars, an official said. AFP PHOTO/Victor RojasVICTOR ROJAS/AFP/Getty Images

Victor Rojas/Getty Images

Burning cars are pictured in a highway in Ecatepec near Mexico city, on Tuesday. A gas tanker exploded in a Mexico City suburb on Tuesday, killing at least 18 people and damaging several homes and cars

A police woman and paramedic wrap a thermo foil around a woman injured by a powerful gas blast on April  29, 2013 in Prague's historic center. The blast injured up to 20 people, four seriously, rescuers said, adding that it was possible some people were buried in the rubble. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEKMICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images

Michal Cizemichal Cizek/AFP

A policewoman and paramedic wrap a thermo foil round a woman injured by a powerful gas blast on Monday in Prague’s historic centre. The blast injured up to 20 people, four seriously, rescuers said, adding that it was possible some people were buried in the rubble.